Peter Berg Talks Hancock 2

I really liked most of Hancock, right up until it got wierd. I think a lot of people felt the same way as the movie fell apart in critics hands despite remaining profitable.

But Peter Berg was quoted recently saying that they are still considering a Hancock 2!

DarkHorizons quotes Berg:

[Sony Pictures] would like to fast-track it, but Will’s busy, I’m pretty busy. We’re excited to do one, but we want the script to be right and the movie to be right. We don’t feel a burning imperative to go right back into it” says Berg.

I agree that any story has a chance to be a good story. But the hook for Hancock has already played itself out.

(Spoilers – But if you haven’t seen it by now you likely don’t care anyways) The badass misdirected superhero finds a public image and can actually feel good about himself and then finds out his publicists’ wife is a GOD? And so is he? And for no other reason they make a mess if they are together?

At least the film ended with some resolution to the storylines. Hancock has direction and a mission. He is being responsible with the powers he has and it wraps up in a nice neat little package. I worry that a sequel might just be forced.

28 thoughts on “Peter Berg Talks Hancock 2

  1. I really enjoyed watching HANCOCK and if they brought out a second one, I wouldn’t hesitate and go to the movies to see it. Will Smith has done a brilliant job in portraying in making the character his own. It is unusually delightful.

  2. Hey John – Are they doing it for the paycheck? Just kidding. I welcome a sequel or a prequel to Hancock. Maybe they can go back to when they were both together in the past.

  3. You can’t be serious,…Hancock was a good movie, yes sure the story lost it’s steam in the middle, and we could have used a Better Villain, but That where 2 comes, Now It’s a Super hero Movie, no more story to explain or build on, they can take it any where (except the GI JOE rout). Real talk, if the end of a movie makes you want for more….then give us a sequel, plus Will Smith is a sure hit, they will get their $ back.
    Plus you know Damn well, Will Smith & Peter Berg skills are like cooked Crack….kick ass

  4. Why?

    The first half of Hancock was good, impressive even. But the second half became illogical, self-contridictory and just downright weird.

    I have no excitement for a sequel.

  5. I also liked it until it got weird. That twist could have been something truly special but it was completely wasted. She only uses her powers a few times and that’s it. Hell, SHE should have been the villain, not Captain Hook.

  6. Meh, I thought it was okay for what it was. It didn’t have the Marvel or DC logo stamped at the beginning, so it was going to be character I wasnt too familiar with.

  7. The best part of Hancock for me was Jason Batemen, best sidekick ever! I thought his performance was stellar!

    I am indifferent to whether a sequel is made or not. I would go see it if it were made, it’s just there are so many other projects out there right now that I am more excited about that this is just a lukewarm idea.

  8. “Hancock” was good for me because I thought it was nice to see a drunk superhero, but after the bank robbery seen the film went downhill from there. I think the idea of doing this sequel if they are gonna use this concept is a bad idea to me. One of the things I didn’t like was the whole plot twist where the “Gods render each other mortal” idea, and this is gonne go even more into that.

  9. The first half of Hancock was very good. Shame how much it goes downhill for the second half.

    I felt the same way about “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and “Hitch” (another Will Smith movie). Very funny first half combined with a completely blah second half.

    That being said, I might rent a Hancock 2. But wouldn’t expect anything better than an average brainless movie with maybe one or two laughs.

  10. Ugh! Terrible movie that even the always likeable Jason Bateman couldn’t save. Please, please don’t waste money on a sequel.

    1. Dude, totally. When there’s terrible plot, no interesting or believable characters except for the protagonist, and pitiful action, what is there left to like? The entire plot builds to one climactic fight scene, which turned out to be terrible. Is this supposed to be what it looks like when two Gods fight? Hugging each other and spinning in circles? That’s all that they could come up with for that scene? Gimme a break. Will Smith’s performance aside, Hancock was an outstanding example of awful filmmaking.

      1. Gotta agree with JAMES (Hazmat). Hated it from beginning to end as well. Performances and dialogue were truly cringe worthy. Glad I paid a mid day price vs primetime.

        If they make a sequel please put more thought into the story and dialogue.

    2. I didn’t want to hate it. I wanted to like it. If the whale gag hadn’t been spoiled in the trailers, I would have laughed harder. Hancock stopping the bank heist was lightly amusing, but it didn’t do much for me. I will give the film props for creating a set of rules and sticking to them.

      I don’t blame a studio looking into options for possible franchise potential; however, it is my understanding, given the rules of the film, that there is nothing else that can be done. A sequel (or prequel) isn’t really needed.

      1. “I will give the film props for creating a set of rules and sticking to them.”

        LOL! That’s one of the things the film DIDN’T do.

    3. I didnt want to hate it, I KNEW i would hate it.

      First off I want to make this VERY CLEAR.

      DO NOT judge me because I went to see this movie! I went to saee it because of my little brother! The whole time i was in there i was thinking
      “Please dont let any of my friends see me here” And i purposely had a frown on my face walking out so no one confuses a random smile for me liking it, they might think theres somehting wrong with me

      Like- id totally be down with people catching me watching sex and the city, or twilight, or skins. But not Hancock. THATS how much i hated it.

      It was so emberrasing- it was almost as emberrasing as that superhero movie or epic movie or whatever. Both a disgrace to superhero movies.

      in my irrelevant opinion, that is.

  11. I’m one of the few that liked the movie from start to finish, which surprised me since I expected it to suck. I don’t mind a sequel. If it sucks, it sucks… the first will still be good as far as I am concerned either way.

  12. so. not. necessary.. .I guess thats always the case with sequels/prequels though so, more to the point, I think that Hancock took a wrong turn and turned a more-than-promising movie premise into something, well weird. (well put Rodney). I definitely would not see this sequel. what would have been cooler is a movie surrounding him discovering his powers and slowly becoming the asshole he is in much of Hancock. And please leave Charlize Theron’s character out of it.

  13. However, with that said, I do love seeing original superhero movies not based off a comic series or anything like that.

  14. I think I’m one of the few that loved Hancock just as it was, including the second-half. This is a case that if they make the sequel, I’ll go to it with an open mind, but if they don’t I’m perfectly content with that as well.

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